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10 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Amanda Gunn
28th Oct 2021

Restrictions are only easing further and we couldn’t be more excited that live performances are back on the table. We have a couple of music gigs and also a comedy show to fulfil all the live shows that you missed over lockdown. It’s also a spooky season and we have a film festival and market that is all about Halloween. We promise there are no tricks, just good stuff—so keep scrolling for what’s on this week in Melbourne. 

Head To The New Hector’s Deli 

Hector’s Deli has blessed the streets of Richmond, but now they’re taking their iconic sanga shop to Coventry Street in South Melbourne. They’re serving up their usual and delicious range and it's got a great dining area for you to enjoy your feed in store. So rain, hail or shine, you can enjoy a tasty sanga, whenever. For a life-changing experience try the beef and pickles or the chicken sambo. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now 
Where:
253 Coventry Street, South Melbourne.
For more information, click here.

A Night Of Horror International Film Festival

In case you weren’t aware, this Sunday is Halloween. If elaborate dress-ups aren’t really your vibe, don’t stress, because the Night of Horror International Film Festival is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Literally. As the name suggests, the festival is dedicated to the genre of horror, so let’s hope you don’t get too spooked. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now until Sunday 31 October     
Where:
Online
For more information, click here.

QT Secret Garden 

QT’s rooftop garden is back and this time they’re bringing the Italianate garden vibes to you. Celebrating the finest quality vino and produce, head to the rooftop for the perfect end to a sunny day.  The terrace has also been brought to life by a Jan-Juc based artist, whose work is celebrated over the rooftop. The vibrant playground is filled with colour and contrasts against the industrial city skyline views, but let’s be real—the drinks are great too.  

THE DETAILS:

When: 2pm – late, Thursday to Sunday     
Where: 133 Russell Street, Melbourne 
For more information,
click here.

State Of Oscillation 

Celebrating art, community and music, a range of DJs will be taking over Radio Bar and Cafe. On the dancefloor there’ll be a combo of solid disco and house music, so grab your friends and get ready to cut shapes.

THE DETAILS:

When: 1pm until 11pm, Saturday 30 October 
Where: Radio Bar and Cafe, 357 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 
For more information,
click here.

The Basement’s Comedy Show 

Melbourne’s iconic Basement Comedy Club is back and showcasing great comedy acts every Friday and Saturday night. The underground comedy club has a serious New York feel to it, along with some of the best line-ups that the country has to offer. Watch out, you may get picked on, but you are sure to have a good laugh too. If you’ve been craving some of Melbourne’s live-performance action, head to the Comedy Club for a well-needed laugh.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Saturday 30 October until Saturday 11 December   
Where:
European Bier Cafe, 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
For more information, click here.

Play On Melbourne 

As much as we appreciate all the zoom performances, nothing beats a live show. The Sidney Myer Music Bowl knows that and in celebration of restrictions easing and lockdown coming to an end, they are hosting a live performance for up to 4,000 people. Headlining as the first major gathering in Victoria, the event includes acts from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Amyl and The Sniffers, Baker Boy and more. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Saturday 30 October  
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl 

For more information, click here.

Zero Waste Market 

On a mission to get you shopping more sustainably, the Zero Waste Market is hosting their final event of the year. As the event is taking place on Halloween weekend, they are giving 10% all bulk and package-free produce to anyone in a costume. Just so you know, Meredith’s Diary will be selling their whopping 2kg tubs of their delicious goat’s cheese as well as other items like; market lane coffee beans and mount zero olives. So, bring your recycled tubs, containers, bags or vessels—and get ready to reuse, refill and stock up on some seriously good supplies. 

THE DETAILS:

When: 9am until 2pm, Saturday 30 October     
Where:
Mount Zero Warehouse, 6 Law Court, Sunshine West
For more information, click here.

Yalinguth

Yalinguth is a new app and immersive audio experience that reflects on the oral tradition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Translating to ‘yesterday,’ Yalinguth uses geo-located stories and sound to take you on a journey through time. The Elders guide you through the journey, among a range of audio cues and simple maps. The immersive experience begins around Gertrude Street in Ngár-go/Fitzroy. So, in a celebration of the Elders who paved the way for Indigenous rights in Victoria and Australia—Yalinguth invites you to connect to firsthand accounts told by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Now    
Where: Exhibition Gardens, Nicholson Street, Carlton
For more information,
click here.

Rosario De Marco Live 

The Wesley Anne is famed for their iconic music acts and boy are they happy to be back. This Sunday night they are giving the floor to Rosario De Marco who is a guitarist and composer. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, including jazz, pop and classical music, he creates his own vibrant and melodious style. For a musical act with flair, head to the Wesley Anne this Sunday night. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Sunday 31 October 
Where: Wesley Anne, 250 High Street, Northcote   
For more information,
click here.

Level-Up Your Picnic With BAGNUM

Melbourne, make way for Bagnum—a collab between local legends Built To Spill and Urban List! Think easy-to-pour bagged wine that is every bit classic as it is boujee. Each Bagnum holds a whopping 1.5L of juicy Aussie wine from Sparrow & Vine with three wine varietals on offer: a Bagnum Sangiovese Rosé, a citrusy Semillon Bagnum, and a Nero D’Avola Bagnum. Your Bagnum will also come packaged in an eco-friendly and fast-chilling AstraPouch—which has an 80% lower carbon footprint than its typical glass iteration. Order yours here.

THE DETAILS:

When: Now 
Where: Online
For more information,
click here.

Check out everything else happening in Melbourne here.

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